Official BYC DIY Contest - Show us your project and win!

Discussion in 'Sponsored Content, Contests, and Giveaways' started by sumi, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    This BYC contest is brought to you by our sponsors.
    Please visit them and thank them for their support of BYC

    We know there are a TON of great threads on homemade brooders, waterers, feeders, incubators etc on BYC. Now we would like to see your best money and time saving inventions! We would like to show us your best homemade invention and how you did it and if we really like it, you could be a winner!

    Contest Details:

    This is a contest to see who can create the "best" waterer / feeder / incubator / brooder for BYC. Put together a page with step by step instructions explaining how you put together your invention. Include as many pics as possible. Remember a pic is worth a 1,000 words! (And you'll get bonus points for extra pics! [​IMG])


    The winner of the contest will get a $20 Gift Certificate for the BYC Store!

    2nd and 3rd place winners will get a 6-month BYC Golden Feather Membership

    Here is what could be included in your page:

    1. A write up of how you built your waterer / feeder / incubator / brooder along with any information you think would be helpful to other people who may want to build a similar units.
    2. Any designs / plans you used to build your waterer / feeder / incubator / brooder.
    3. Pictures of your waterer / feeder / brooder / incubator as it was being constructed.
    4. Finished pictures of your waterer / feeder / brooder / incubator.
    5. What you would change, do differently next time, or add to your completed waterer / feeder / brooder / incubator.
    6. A parts list with prices (if possible)

    If you want your page to win, make sure it has as many of the elements above in as much detail as possible! Here are some additional hints to help you win the contest:

    1. Follow the format of some of the existing waterer/feeder/incubator/brooder pages.
    2. The more details and pictures the better!
    3. Pictures - We all love lots of pictures!

    ALL pictures MUST be uploaded to BYC

    If you have questions about the contest reply to this thread.

    We expect to add all of the pages submitted to the new homemade chicken waterer / feeder / brooder / incubator section but the best will win the contest.


    1) Create a cool page
    2) Reply to this thread with a link to your waterer / feeder page on BYC!
    3) Have Fun!


    If you're one of those modest types and want to add your waterer / feeder / brooder / incubator to the site but don't want to enter the contest, that is fine. Please still add a link to your page in this thread... the more designs the better the community will be!

    We want all types of waterers / feeders / brooders / incubators. Small, big, simple, complex, wood, plastic, glass etc. Everyone has different budgets, time, and use cases, so we want to capture them all!

    If you can't / aren't inclined to create a page but have lots of good pictures and a write up of your design, please email them to [email protected] and we can build a page for you.

    There is NO set end date for this contest. It will be determined by how many and how quickly we receive submissions.

    If we get a lot of submissions there may even be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place! So get building!!!!
  2. N F C

    N F C coffee up kids! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Subscribing...can't wait to see some great ideas.
  3. plainoldjess

    plainoldjess Hatching

    Sep 30, 2014
    Dallas, TX
    Anxious to see everybody's stuff!
  4. SilkyPants

    SilkyPants In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2013
    My Coop
    Oh yes watering ideas would be awesome!
    I wish I had something creative to enter, lol. *following*
    1 person likes this.
  5. amenfarm

    amenfarm Songster 7 Years

    May 10, 2011
    Chattanooga, TN
    I really need some space saving ideas! subscibed!
  6. gloryblue

    gloryblue In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2014
    California high desert
    Really hoping to snatch someone's time saving ideas for feeding.
  7. Mellow1

    Mellow1 In the Brooder

    Feb 22, 2014
    Central Washington
    Ditto on all the above comments!
  8. Majestymom

    Majestymom Hatching

    Apr 9, 2014
    Pell Lake wi
  9. dd6905

    dd6905 Hatching

    Oct 21, 2014
    Hi. I think those links to the DIY pages are very useful. I have a hard time finding them even through the BYC search feature. It would be nice if there was a DIY tab on the top. I'm building everything as I get more experience and more annoyed at the daily maintenance of chickens. but i've been using google to find DIY pages and they end up pointing the the BYC pages.
  10. spotsychick

    spotsychick In the Brooder

    Sep 15, 2014
    Can't wait to get some space/time saving ideas :)

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